Style: New England-Style IPA
Weldwerks Juicy Bits
What the brewers say
“Our version of a New England–style IPA featuring a huge citrus and tropical fruit character from the Mosaic, Citra, and El Dorado hops, a softer, fluffier mouthfeel from the lower attenuation, and the characteristic New England hops haze.”
What our panel thought
Aroma: “Lots of fruit and juice on the nose, including notes of orange, lemon, mango, melon, and pineapple. The big juicy citrus up front combines with the spicy and pine notes.”
Flavor: “This beer showcases the spicy and resinous hops very well while remaining juicy throughout. The citrus notes of orange, tropical pineapple, melon, and mango add a nice fruity complexity throughout the taste. Spot- on carbonation adds to the refreshing character, and the slight sweetness during the sip transitions into a mild palate-cleansing bitterness that lingers in the finish.”
Overall: “This beer is great, and I could drink a lot of it. It’s fruity and juicy without being overly sweet. The combination of fruits complements the piney hops flavors. So much is happening in this beer, but the harmony is exceptional.”
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